Throughout the year, the Guild hosts challenges to spur creativity in the member's quilting journey. The ones listed are the current challenges. Past challenges can be seen here.
Traditional Made Modern: Log Cabin Block
March 2023-October 2023
Participants are challenged to make an item of their choosing that uses the traditional log cabin block in a modern way.
Photo is of "Log Jam," a quilt by Linda Hungerford that hung at QuiltCon 2023
2023 Round Robin Challenge
February 2023-November 2023
Join in a "nest" for 4 or 5 other members ("robins") to create collaborative quilts.
Photo is an example taken from the Internet.
UFO Challenge 2023
Finish those quilt projects hidden in your sewing room!!!
February 2023 - July 2023
There are many names for those unfinished quilt projects we all have stashed in our closets, under the bed or in drawers or bags…WIPs (works in progress), UFOs (unfinished objects), NFUFO (nearly finished UFOs), BBUFO (barely begun UFOs), PIPS (projects in process), WISPs (works in slow progress), WIVPs (works in very slow progress), PIGs (projects in grocery sacks). We started them because we liked them but for one reason or another we put them aside to finish at another time. Wouldn’t it be nice to see those quilt projects completed instead of hiding them away for a few more years? We have a challenge for you!!! (From Herring Run Quilters’ Guild).
Here are the rules. They’re very simple:
Finish as many Modern Quilty UFOs (for example; quilt tops, wall hangings, bags, jackets, pillows) as you can between February 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. Post your finished UFO on Instagram with the hashtag #stlmqgufo2023 and bring it to a meeting for Show & Share. For every UFO you complete, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the completion of this challenge.
UFOs need to be completed: if it's a quilt/wall hanging - quilted and bound, if it's a jacket or bag - wearable in public and if if it's a pillow- it needs to be stuffed!
Three winners will be picked at the July meeting!
Click here for UFO TIPS AND TRICKS.docx